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Company Overview of American Bar Association

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American Bar Association (ABA) is a voluntary professional membership association of law professionals. The association provides law school accreditation, continuing legal education (CLE), information about the law, programs to assist lawyers and judges in their work, and initiatives to improve the legal system for the public. It is composed of practicing lawyers, judges, court administrators, law teachers, public service lawyers and non-practicing lawyers including business executives, government officials, and law students. ABA was founded in 1878 and is based in Chicago, Illinois.

321 North Clark Street

Chicago, IL 60610

United States

Founded in 1878





Key Executives for American Bar Association

Member of President's Council on Diversity
Member of Governors Operations & Communications Committee and Board of Governors Executive Committee
Member of Antitrust Law Council
Chairman of Section of State and Local Government Law
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

American Bar Association Key Developments

American Bar Association Elects Amy L. Edwards as Vice Chair of Section of Environment, Energy and Resources

Amy L. Edwards, a partner in Holland & Knight's Washington, D.C., office and co-chair of the firm's National Environmental Team, was elected vice chair of the American Bar Association (ABA) Section of Environment, Energy and Resources (SEER) at the group's 2016 annual meeting this week in San Francisco. She will automatically become section chair in August 2018. Ms. Edwards has previously served as the SEER education officer (2014-2016), on its Council (2010-2014), as conference chair for the 21st Fall Conference in Baltimore (2012-2013), as chair of the Environmental Transactions and Brownfields Committee (2008-2010), and on several conference planning committees and as a committee vice chair. In addition to her work with SEER, Ms. Edwards serves on the board of directors for the Environmental Law Institute (2009-present) and chaired the District of Columbia Building Industry Association's Committee on the Environment (2007-2015).

American Bar Association Appoints Linda Klein as President

Linda Klein, senior managing shareholder at Baker Donelson, became president of the American Bar Association at the conclusion of the ABA Annual Meeting in San Francisco. She will serve a one-year term ending in August 2017. Baker Donelson has 20 offices across Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas and Washington, D.C.

American Bar Association Names Ann M. Lousin as Representative to the Advisory Committee

The John Marshall Law School's Professor Ann M. Lousin has been appointed to be the Armenian Bar Association's representative to the advisory committee for the American Bar Association's Rule of Law Initiative in Armenia. Lousin is a founding member of the Armenian Bar Association, served as its chair from 1995-1998 and has lectured at several Armenian universities. She also has served on several nonprofit boards and governmental commissions, including a term as chairman of the Illinois State Civil Service Commission.

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